powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Got rid of my dining room - what next!?
lindajanesteinberg
January 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I just sold my dining room table and buffet - because we never used it. It just was a place for me to store piles of junk that drove my husband crazy! So now I have an empty room that I'm not sure what to do with. While some organization would be good- I don't need a mudroom or a craft room or anything like that. It is not a large room- see picture. I'm considering some built ins and bench around the window. Because I think that would be nice to have if someone turned it back into a dining room. Going to replace the light fixture - but then what. We'd like it to be usable and not just going from one unused room to another. Any ideas? Spacing chairs in there will be awkward since it's so small. Planning on keeping the color. Anyone have any great ideas??
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
0 Likes   January 16, 2013 at 11:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jennifer Hayes
I have the same room. Got rid of dinning rm and made into a reading rm / office. Need to redo myself,
0 Likes   January 16, 2013 at 11:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
michigammemom
Take a look at how some fellow houzzers repurposed a seldom used dining room. http://www.houzz.com/discussions/304395/A-new-library---
1 Like   January 16, 2013 at 1:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
soberg
To make it useable, you really need a use in mind. You have to think of at least 1 frequent activity that you want to do in this room, and then set up the room to accommodate that. Ideas:

* Reading
* Conversation - large groups
* Conversation - small groups
* Napping
* Talking on phone
* Computer
* TV
* Snacking
* Writing
* Eating meals
* Reviewing your collections
* Exercising
* Playing with your pet
* Needlework
* Painting
* Necking
0 Likes   March 29, 2014 at 6:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Patricia Colwell
This would be a lovely sized reading room and library. Put some built ins along one wall for books and some of the stuff you used to put in here, 2 comfy chairs and maybe a wall hung fireplace and a nice rug. That way when you sell it can still be used as a dining room.
0 Likes   March 29, 2014 at 8:15AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
What to do next in my dining room...
And now for my newest design dilemma...I've tried to...
Next Germanys Top Dilmma: my rooms' door got windows
So since I posted the image accidentily (I'm still...
More Discussions
living room
Going to put hardwood floors down. I really like...
Need help with kitchen upgrade
We put in this kitchen in 10 yrs ago thinking we would...
Need help for my dining room
I need help on what color I should paint my dining...
Condo decorating advice pls!!!
Just moved into a one bed condo.do these pieces look...
Our new sunroom.
Walls are a light gray with blue tint. Chairs are...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.